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Doing well at work is a precursor for wellness – it ensures we’re satisfied, confident, and generally happier. By comparison, a stint of poor performance or lackluster results can leave us lethargic, miserable, and questioning our abilities. 

When you fall into this slump, it’s easy to admonish yourself – it only works, after all.

Why are you letting it impact you so profoundly?

But, let’s not forget that we spend an average of 30% of our lifetimes at work.

That’s a lot of commitment.

If you’re going to achieve overall lifestyle wellness, finding happiness here is as important as creating a home life that you love. 

The trouble is that, in many instances, poor performance at work creates a negative cycle when you start doubting yourself and, ultimately, lose passion for your role.

Luckily, all is not lost, and it is possible to find happiness at work again if you simply take the time to consider where things have gone wrong.

Here, we’re going to look at the three leading reasons for workday slumps and what you can do about them.

Your health has taken a hit

If your health is suffering, your work probably will too.

Mental health is an especially pressing concern in this always-on age, with as many as 14.7% of the modern workplace experiencing issues that can drastically impact concentration and confidence, especially if sufferers don’t seek professional help or counseling as soon as they notice problems.

Unchecked eye problems can also cause significantly reduced productivity due to struggles seeing or comprehending assignments until individuals seek glasses from a company like

Poor eating or a lack of exercise can also impact the ability to concentrate and increase the risk of sick days.

Leaving employees out of the loop and struggling to catch up until they make positive lifestyle changes with these risks in mind. 

Your boss is putting too much pressure on your shoulders

It’s far easier to be productive when you have plenty of time to dedicate to each task.

Suppose you’re continually juggling multiple projects and expected to work overtime as standard.

In that case, you must talk with your boss about reducing your workload or getting help to ensure that you’re always in a position to perform at your best.

You’re no longer in the right role

We all want a job for life, but things don’t often work out that way.

Workplaces change, job roles shift, and a perfect position when you started could soon go in a direction that you don’t enjoy.

When this happens, your passion, and your output, are guaranteed to take a substantial hit and, try as you might, it’s one you probably won’t come back from

As seen from articles like this one at, decreased job enjoyment and lost focus are key indicators that you simply aren’t in the right job anymore.

Rather than damaging your confidence further, it’s essential to accept this and start seeking a new job.

A job that can have you loving work and working well, all over again. 

Photo by Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels

May 14, 2021
May 14, 2021

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